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IMP: Integrated method for power analysis

Technical Report:

Abstract

An integrated, easy to use, economical package of microcomputer programs has been developed which can be used by small hydro developers to evaluate potential sites for small scale hydroelectric plants in British Columbia. The programs enable evaluation of sites located far from the nearest stream gauging station, for which streamflow data are not available. For each of the province's 6 hydrologic regions, a streamflow record for one small watershed is provided in the data base. The program can then be used to generate synthetic streamflow records and to compare results obtained by the modelling procedure with the actual data. The program can also be used to explore the significance of modelling parameters and to develop a detailed appreciation for the accuracy which can be obtained under various circumstances. The components of the program are an atmospheric model of precipitation; a watershed model that will generate a continuous series of streamflow data, based on information from the atmospheric model; a flood frequency analysis system that uses site-specific topographic data plus information from the atmospheric model to generate a flood frequency curve; a hydroelectric power simulation program which determines daily energy output for a run-of-river or reservoir storage site based on selected  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1989
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CHA-89-05632; MICROLOG-89-05632
Reference Number:
CANM-90-005391; EDB-90-076310; ERA-15-030222
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; BRITISH COLUMBIA; HYDROLOGY; SMALL-SCALE HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; STREAMS; WATER CURRENTS; WATERSHEDS; CANADA; CURRENTS; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; NORTH AMERICA; POWER PLANTS; SIMULATION; SURFACE WATERS; 130100* - Hydro Energy- Resources & Availability; 130200 - Hydro Energy- Site Geology & Meteorology
OSTI ID:
7178027
Research Organizations:
Howard (Charles) and Associates Ltd., Victoria, BC (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
PC Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Communications Branch, 580 Booth St., Ottawa, ON, CAN K1A 0E4; MF CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: (257 p)
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title = {IMP: Integrated method for power analysis}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {An integrated, easy to use, economical package of microcomputer programs has been developed which can be used by small hydro developers to evaluate potential sites for small scale hydroelectric plants in British Columbia. The programs enable evaluation of sites located far from the nearest stream gauging station, for which streamflow data are not available. For each of the province's 6 hydrologic regions, a streamflow record for one small watershed is provided in the data base. The program can then be used to generate synthetic streamflow records and to compare results obtained by the modelling procedure with the actual data. The program can also be used to explore the significance of modelling parameters and to develop a detailed appreciation for the accuracy which can be obtained under various circumstances. The components of the program are an atmospheric model of precipitation; a watershed model that will generate a continuous series of streamflow data, based on information from the atmospheric model; a flood frequency analysis system that uses site-specific topographic data plus information from the atmospheric model to generate a flood frequency curve; a hydroelectric power simulation program which determines daily energy output for a run-of-river or reservoir storage site based on selected generation facilities and the time series generated in the watershed model; and a graphic analysis package that provides direct visualization of data and modelling results. This report contains a description of the programs, a user guide, the theory behind the model, the modelling methodology, and results from a workshop that reviewed the program package. 32 refs., 16 figs., 18 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1989}
month = {Mar}
}